Wines of Tuscany and Cinque Terre 4D/3N

Duration: 4 days
Destination: Italy, Tuscany, Rome
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  • 4 days
  • Rome
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  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

Get to know gorgeous Tuscany and the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre on this incredible 4-day tour from Rome! With 4-star hotel accommodation in Siena and La Spezia included, plus an expert guide, your tour offers everything you need to experience the best of these stunning regions. Discover charming hilltop towns like Pienza and San Gimignano, and then gaze in wonder at monuments like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Head to Liguria and explore the five fishing villages that make up the beautiful Cinque Terre before returning to Rome.

Highlights

  • Breakfast included
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Dinner included
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip

Day 1: ROME - GROSSETO - PISA - LA SPEZIA (D)
Cross the Etruscan lands into the GROSSETO countryside, well known as MAREMMA. This is one of the new areas of excellence in Italy's viticulture. Meandering through the Tuscan countryside you'll arrive at a beautiful local winery near the regional park and close to wonderful beaches. Experience the wine making process up close, from the vineyards to the cellar, to the ageing of the wine. At the end of the visit you can taste some of the wines of the region. Proceed along the coast until we reach Pisa. Our tour leader will take you for a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical center visiting Piazza dei Miracoli, with its famous Leaning Tower (exterior), The Baptistery (exterior) and other beautiful monuments. Proceed to La Spezia. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: LA SPEZIA - PORTOVENERE - GOLFO DEI POETI - CINQUE TERRE - LUCCA - MONTAPERTI (B, D)
After breakfast, depart by boat for an unforgettable day dedicated to the discovery of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the world. Cinque Terre is an area suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer clis, surrounded by hills and vineyards. You will enter into a little piece of heaven. By touring the coastline by boat, you will have the possibility to admire this amazing landscape from the sea. (In case of rough seas, the visit will be done partly by coach and partly by train) Arrive in La Spezia by train and from there take the bus to reach the region of Tuscany with a stop en-route in Lucca. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: MONTAPERTI - RADDA IN CHIANTI - SAN GIMIGNANO - SIENA - CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA - MONTAPERTI (B, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, depart to discover the Chianti Classic Gallo Nero region and admire one of the most iconic villages: Radda in Chianti. Visit the small town on your own and then proceed by private coach to San Gimignano, a tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries. It is situated on a hilltop and is famous for its towers, frescoes and other art treasures. Once you have left San Gimignano you will make a stop in a farmhouse to enjoy an wine tasting with typical snacks. Proceed to Siena. The sightseeing tour will end in Piazza del Campo.This is one of the most beautiful squares in the world and site of the famous 600 years old horse-race, called “Il Palio”.
Day 4: MONTAPERTI - MONTEPULCIANO - PIENZA - ROME  
After breakfast, check out and depart to Val D'Orcia to complete the wine tour of Tuscany. You will reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano, an ancient village, rich in medieval and Renaissance buildings. It is famous for producing one of the oldest wines in Italy, Nobile di Montepulciano. Here you will visit a local wine cellar where you will taste wine and local products such as ham, cheese, and salami. Proceed to Pienza. At the end of the visit return to Rome.

Day 1: Rome – Grosseto – Pisa – La Spezia (D)
Leave your Rome hotel in the morning and travel by luxury air-conditioned coach. Cross the Etruscan landscape into the Grosseto countryside, well-known as the Maremma and featuring Italy's renowned viticulture. You'll arrive at a local winery, located near a regional park and picturesque beaches. Here, experience the winemaking process up close, from the vineyards to the cellar, and learn about the aging of the wine while you taste a few varietals.

In the afternoon, travel along the coast to reach Pisa and explore Piazza dei Miracoli on a walking tour. This incredible square boasts more attractions than many towns have altogether, and you’ll see them all with your guide. Gaze in awe at the unmistakable Leaning Tower of Pisa, and marvel at the Baptistry, Campo Santo, and Duomo di Pisa (Pisa Cathedral).

Wave a fond farewell as you travel west from Pisa to La Spezia—a bustling cruise port and town on the Italian Riviera—and then check into your hotel in time for dinner.

Overnight: 4-star Hotel NH in La Spezia

Day 2: La Spezia – Cinque Terre – Lucca – Siena (B, D)
After an early breakfast, leave La Spezia by boat and cruise around the stunning west Ligurian coastline to the villages of the Cinque Terre. With the company of your guide, you will visit this magnificent area. Admire the picturesque cliff-side fishing villages, each with their own distinct personalities. Touring the coast line by boat, you will have the possibility to admire this amazing landscape from the seaside. In the event of rough sea, the visit will be done partly by coach and partly by train. During the tour, the boat will reach Portovenere, Vernaza, and Monterosso. You will be able to explore these villages at your leisure.

Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time in Riomaggiore, and then return to La Spezia by train. Then board the coach with a stop en route in Lucca. Enjoy dinner in your hotel and spend the rest of your evening at leisure.

Overnight: 4-star Montaperti Hotel in Siena

Day 3: Siena – Radda in Chianti – San Gimignano – Siena (B, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for the Chianti Classico Gallo Nero region and admire one of the most iconic villages: Radda in Chianti. Visit the small town on your own and then proceed by coach to San Gimignano, a tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries. The walled hilltop town is handsomely distinguished with majestic medieval towers. Enjoy some free time here to see classic landmarks like the bell tower, Palazzo Comunale, or Piazza della Cisterna.

Once you have left San Gimignano you will make a stop at a farmhouse to enjoy wine tasting with typical snacks. Then proceed to Siena for a walking tour of its old city center, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll through its charming tangle of medieval lanes, taking in the center’s Gothic architecture and seeing top sites like Piazza del Campo and Siena Cathedral.

Overnight: 4-star Montaperti hotel in Siena

Day 4 : Siena – Montepulciano – Pienza – Rome (B)
After breakfast, check out and depart for the Val D'Orcia region to complete your wine tour of Tuscany. You will arrive in the hilltop town of Montepulciano. With postcard-perfect views over the rolling Chianti hills and a wealth of Renaissance and medieval architecture, it’s hard to believe that many visitors simply come here for the wines. Tour one of the town’s best wine cellars and sample the world-famous red Montepulciano wine paired with locally cured hams, cheese, and salami.

In the afternoon, continue north to the UNESCO-listed town of Pienza for a walk around, admiring its layout that was designed by Pope Pius II in the 14th century. Then proceed to Rome where your itinerary comes to an end.
Inclusions
  • Multilingual guide in Siena (2 hour service)
  • Multilingual (English and Spanish) tour leader
  • Three nights of 4-star hotel accommodation (1 night in La Spezia and 2 nights in Siena)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 dinners (drinks not included)
  • 4 wine tastings with local products
  • Boat and train trip along the enchanting Cinque Terre coastline
  • Only one suitcase per person allowed plus one hand luggage

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • City tax
  • 5 Terre Card
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 2 luggage per person is allowed (1 big suitecase plus one hand luggage)
  • In the case of 3 adults and 1 child, 2 twin rooms will be required
Departure Point

Destination Italia Sightseeing Office in Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo 21 at 6.30 am or your hotel if it is centrally located


Departure Time

7:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time


Return Details

Concludes at Rome Termini train station at approximately 6pm

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 days

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

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thenewman4

My husband and I did this tour as a bucket list activity from America. It was our first time in Italy, and we didn't want to be driving anywhere. Barbara was our tour guide; and she

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SHIVAM S

Very nice tour. Everyday wine tasting coupled with visiting all the lovely places was a delight. Very well planned and well managed. however I noticed that, all the hotel bookings were done in modern hotels. I guess people from all over the world come to visit the history and culture of Tuscany for this tour. If such experience can be attained in the stay as well it will be very nice.

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carla h

I took this tour with my daughters in July. Maria was our very capable guide.
Our bus could commodity 40, but we were an international group of about half that number, so we each had plenty of room to relax between stops, enjoy the scenery and even nap!
We visited many iconic sites, including Pisa, but the real fun was at the wine tastings! Over the course of our trip, we visited both in town tasting rooms and countryside vineyards for wine and refreshment.
Without this tour I would never have know about the perfect little town of Pienza, unchanged since the 14th century and stunning, or Siena which hosts a citywide horse race annually. We saw the flags of different neighborhoods and even witnessed a parade through the Piazza.
Rough seas did not permit stops at some of the Cinque Terre villages, but we were impressed by the views from the ports we did visit especially in Portovenere.
We even squeezed in a bit of beach time in Monterosso. You can't keep Jersey girls from the beach!
On our final day Mossimo, our driver, did a fantastic job of negotiating the tiny winding roads to the marble fields of Carrara. After holding our breath for the climb up the mountain, we all gave him a well earned ovation. It was worth the journey to see the gloriously white rock being mined and transported down those same terrifying routes.
Our last stop was perhaps our favorite. At Montecarlo di Lucca we visited our final vineyard and were served in an arbor. Not only the wines, but the balsamic vinegar and the olive oils were excellent. We feasted before our drive back to Rome.
Maria helped us with directions to the train station as we departed the bus. She couldn't have been more helpful.
His was a great value and I would most definitely use Viatour again.

Image - 28 Jul 2017 -

dennissosler

Excellent value. Great hotels! Beautiful scenic trip.

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Daniel L

Very good itinerary. A full 4 days of the Tuscany area. We loved Sienna and Montepulciano. Cinque Terre was very beautiful. Would have liked to have had more time but too much to see in 4 days. The trip to the Carrara marble mines was an unexpected marvel. All in all, well worth the . Our coach was old and the seat leg room was tight. Thankfully we only had 18 on the trip so all could spread out. Our guide was Marie Consuelo. She knows her history and country very well. However, she's a little detached and was quick to leave us on our own, especially a few times when our group needed a leader. I would still highly recommend the trip in spite of these issues.

User's Picture Gallery

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picking grapes

getting to know the wine

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Tuscany

A shot of Tuscany from our trip

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Wine tasting

this was the first wine tasting of the trip coupled with that delicious meat and cheese

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Tuscany

My mom

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Pisa

Selfie

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Monterosso Al Mare

Last stop of the boat trip at Cinque Terre

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Portovenere

Really beautiful!

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wine tasting

nice place, tasty snacks and wine

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Cliffside

amazing views!

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Portovenere

First stop on the Cinque Terre boat tour

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La Spezia

Beautiful...

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Pisa

Short stop to take photos and explore

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Such a fun group!

The best part of group tours is making new friends!

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Wine tasting

What's better than sipping on Chianti in Tuscany?

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Another small town

Loved exploring!

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Tuscany

so pretty!

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Siena

exploring

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Tuscany

exploring

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